Patents by Inventor James S. AMRHEIN

James S. AMRHEIN has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190262201
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a support surface configured to conduct air along a top face of the support surface so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the support surface are drawn away from the top face of the support surface. An opening may be formed in a side of the support surface. A cavity may extend from the opening into the support surface. An inlet port may be positioned within the cavity and fluidly coupled to the top face. A blower assembly may be configured to position within the cavity. The blower assembly may have an outlet port that couples to the inlet port when the blower assembly is positioned within the cavity. The blower assembly may conduct air through the inlet port to the top face of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darrell L. Borgman, Douglas E. Borgman, Arpit Shah, Wui Hsien Wong, Keith Moores, Jason M. Gilreath, Michael R. Montini, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Frank E. Sauser, Catherine M. Wagner, Rachel L. Williamson, Brandon P. Fisk, Jason B. Grace, Brian Guthrie, Nicole Johannigman, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Michael Churilla, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Taylor Franklin, Kathryn R. Smith, John G. Byers, Frederick K. Schultz, Andrew R. Wager, Sridhar Karimpuzha Seshadri, Gary R. Gibbons, Scott M. Corbin, John Goewert, Thomas L. Simpson, Faron L. Blessing, James D. Voll, Kin Meng Choi, Stephen S. Amrhein, Herve Gautier, Jean-Francois Lellig, Philippe Kaikenger, Matthieu Guetta
  • Patent number: 10220108
    Abstract: A decontamination system on-board a vehicle may comprise a reservoir on-board a vehicle and the reservoir contains a disinfectant solution. The system may also include a pressurized air supply on-board the vehicle; and, one or more nozzles secured on-board the vehicle and in fluid communication with the reservoir and the pressurized air supply. In addition, one or more pumps may be on-board the vehicle and the one or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir and the one or more nozzles. The system may also include a programmable controller in signal communication with the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to activate the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to deliver the disinfectant solution and pressurized air to the one or more nozzles, wherein the solution is dispersed in atomized form in an interior space of the vehicle to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Aeroclave, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, Michael G. Quinoy, James S. Amrhein
  • Patent number: 10166310
    Abstract: A decontamination system (10), including: a plurality of interconnected and insulated panels (18) configured to form walls (14) and a roof (16) and to define an interior (24) of an enclosure (12) configured to enclose a transportation asset; a humidifying module (30) in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure and configured to raise a temperature and a humidity of the interior of the enclosure to a predetermined temperature level and a predetermined humidity level for a timed duration; and a dehumidifying module (50) in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure and configured to lower the temperature and the humidity of the interior of the enclosure from the predetermined temperature level and the predetermined humidity level to ambient levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AEROCLAVE, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, Paul M. Gray, James S. Amrhein
  • Patent number: 10039848
    Abstract: A reusable portable decontamination system is provided for a transportation asset. The decontamination system includes a plurality of insulated panels detachably secured together to form an enclosure for the transportation asset and other equipment. The decontamination system also includes a humidifying module in fluid communication with an interior of the enclosure to raise a temperature and a humidity of the interior of the enclosure to a predetermined temperature level and a predetermined humidity level for a timed duration. Additionally, the decontamination system includes a dehumidifying module in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure to lower the temperature and the humidity of the interior of the enclosure from the predetermined temperature level and the predetermined humidity level to ambient levels. A storage and decontamination module is also presented, to decontaminate one or more components of a transportation asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Aeroclave, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, Paul M. Gray, James S. Amrhein
  • Patent number: 9913923
    Abstract: A system for decontaminating an enclosed area includes a reservoir containing a disinfectant solution therein. One or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir. One or more ports are operatively connected to the reservoir or operatively connected to an enclosed area to be decontaminated or operatively connected to the reservoir and to an enclosed area to be decontaminated. One or more connector assemblies are removably attachable to the one or more ports to provide fluid flow communication between the disinfectant solution source and the enclosure to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Aeroclave, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, James S. Amrhein
  • Publication number: 20160166721
    Abstract: A reusable portable decontamination system is provided for a transportation asset. The decontamination system includes a plurality of insulated panels detachably secured together to form an enclosure for the transportation asset and other equipment. The decontamination system also includes a humidifying module in fluid communication with an interior of the enclosure to raise a temperature and a humidity of the interior of the enclosure to a predetermined temperature level and a predetermined humidity level for a timed duration. Additionally, the decontamination system includes a dehumidifying module in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure to lower the temperature and the humidity of the interior of the enclosure from the predetermined temperature level and the predetermined humidity level to ambient levels. A storage and decontamination module is also presented, to decontaminate one or more components of a transportation asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, Paul M. GRAY, James S. AMRHEIN
  • Publication number: 20160051715
    Abstract: A system for decontaminating an enclosed area includes a reservoir containing a disinfectant solution therein. One or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir. One or more ports are operatively connected to the reservoir or operatively connected to an enclosed area to be decontaminated or operatively connected to the reservoir and to an enclosed area to be decontaminated. One or more connector assemblies are removably attachable to the one or more ports to provide fluid flow communication between the disinfectant solution source and the enclosure to be decontaminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, James S. Amrhein
  • Publication number: 20150258233
    Abstract: A decontamination system for a building comprises a disinfectant solution source with a disinfectant solution stored in a first room of the building. At least one nozzle is positioned in a second room of the building and the at least one nozzle is in fluid communication with the disinfectant source. One or more pumps are provided in fluid communication with each nozzle and the disinfectant solution source. In addition, a pressurized air supply is provided in fluid communication with each nozzle. One or more controllers is provided in signal communication with the one or more pumps and the pressurized air supply to activate the pump(s) and pressurized air supply to simultaneously deliver the disinfectant solution and pressurized air to one or more of the nozzles in a respective room. The system may also include a hub assembly with a nozzle and pump at the hub assembly to deliver disinfectant solution to the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, Michael G. Quinoy, James S. Amrhein
  • Publication number: 20150246151
    Abstract: A decontamination system on-board a vehicle may comprise a reservoir on-board a vehicle and the reservoir contains a disinfectant solution. The system may also include a pressurized air supply on-board the vehicle; and, one or more nozzles secured on-board the vehicle and in fluid communication with the reservoir and the pressurized air supply. In addition, one or more pumps may be on-board the vehicle and the one or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir and the one or more nozzles. The system may also include a programmable controller in signal communication with the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to activate the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to deliver the disinfectant solution and pressurized air to the one or more nozzles, wherein the solution is dispersed in atomized form in an interior space of the vehicle to be decontaminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. ROBINSON, Michael G. QUINOY, James S. AMRHEIN